Kaptai Lake is the largest human-made lake Kaptai Upazila in Rangamati, Bangladesh. It was created at the time of construction of the Kaptai Dam.
About Kaptai Lake
It has an area of 11,122 square kilometers. The dam lies on the Karnaphuli River. The name of the project was Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. The average depth of the lake is 30 meters or 100 feet. The largest depth of the lake is 150 meters or 490 feet. At that time 54,000 acres of farmland went under water.
The Chakma king’s place also went under the water. Every year thousands of visitors visit the lake area. It is a beautiful site to visit. A boat ride on the lake is incredible. You can also visit the Hardinge Bridge. The bridge is not so far from the Kaptai Lake. The boat trip may cost 600 TK per hour.
How to Go to Kaptai Lake
The lake is 317 kilometers away from the Shahjalal International Airport. It will cost you 7 hours to reach the site. The site is 318 kilometers away from Gabtoli Bus Stand. You will need about 6 hours to reach the site. The distance from Saidabad bus stand is about 304 kilometers. It takes about 6 hours and 20 minutes to reach the place. From Rangamati Sadar, the site is 13.4 km away. You will need only 32 minutes to reach the lake area.
The lake is at the Kaptai Upazila in Rangamati district under the Chittagong Division. The area of the lake is about 11, 122 square kilometers. The water of the river comes from Karnaphuli River.
Accommodation and Food
There are many low priced hotels in Rangamati. You may consider Hotel Sufia or Hotel Al Moba. You will find both local and exotic foods.
You may visit Shuvolong Falls, Tribal Museum, Hanging Bridge, Peda Ting Ting, and Chakma Royal Place.
We hope that the above description will assist you to visit the lake safely the next time.